Have You Ever Wanted To Go To Israel?

10 Questions to ask when considering a trip to Israel

Mount of Beatitudes

Is a trip to Israel right for you? Most of us consider traveling to Israel at some point in our lives. Ask yourself these 10 questions to determine if 2018 is the time for you:

1. Is going to Israel on your “bucket list”?

This is a rare opportunity to check it off together. Our trip is November 27 – December 4.

2. Is it safe?

In 2017 there were 3.6 million tourists to Israel from around the world—an increase of 25% from the year before. Being part of a group with experienced tour guides assures your added safety and comfort.

3. How is the climate?

Traveling in November is the perfect time to travel in Israel as the average temperature is in the 50’s.

4. What about ease of travel?

Going with a group means your arrangements are taken care of for you. You get a buffet breakfast each morning and dinner each evening (included!). The bus takes you to each site and all you have to do is soak in the experience.

5. What will I see?

You will experience the places Jesus did. Your reading of the Bible and perspective at key holidays will forever be redefined and enhanced. You’ll see Bethlehem (days before Christmas!), the Church of the Nativity, Jericho, Qumran, the Dead Sea, the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, and you’ll cross the Sea of Galilee. Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb and more will be visited during your visit.

6. What will I learn?

You will grow in your Biblical knowledge and understanding.

7. What else will I experience?

You’ll make new friends, enjoy great food, you can float in the Dead Sea, and renew your wedding vows in the Chapel at Cana.  (We also hear the ice cream is amazing! 🙂 )

8. Will I receive tools for my marriage?

Yes! Some of the evenings include Build Your Marriage sessions with Brad & Heidi Mitchell.

9. How much does it cost?

Until August 14ththe price is under $5,000 per couple. That includes airfare for two from New York, hotel, meals, admission fees, hotel gratuities, bus and more!  Singles can come as well! Click the link below for additional details.

10. How do we sign up?

Just click this link for more information and to sign up online: http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/hl18-mitchell-56373

We hope you can join us in Israel in 2018 as you build your marriage!

How To Teach Your Children The Bible

Four Practices Every Parent Can Do

One of the most important shared roles you have as a couple is grounding your children in their knowledge and understanding of Bible. You are giving them the foundation they need to flourish in their relationship with Jesus. Having Scripture plant in their hearts and minds will guide them for years to come in making wise, God-honoring decisions.

The Most Important Way to Protect Your Marriage

How to give your marriage a 99% chance of success

At a recent Build Your Marriage® conference we were asked, “What is the ONE THING you would advise couples to do to protect their marriage?” What would be your answer to that question? What do you do to protect your marriage? How would you rank the things you would do? What would be at the top of your list?

Tips for Traveling Cheap

14 Ways to Save Money Vacationing

Brad & Heidi celebrating their 35th anniversary in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Most couples love to get away on a vacation with their children or just alone. The challenge, however, is the sheer expense of traveling. Vacations do cost money, but we have some simple ideas that you can put into practice that will help stretch your dollars and make your dreams a reality.

We love to travel. Together we’ve been to 38 countries. Heidi has been to all fifty states (Brad’s close). In fact, Heidi has almost 100,000 reads of her reviews on TripAdvisor, making her a senior advisor with them. We write this simply to lend some credibility to the suggestions we list below.

Growing Together Spiritually at Home

Five Practices You Can Start Today

How do you and your spouse plan to grow together spiritually? For most couples, it is trying to get to church every week, or at least somewhat regularly. But just having a Sunday to Sunday plan isn’t enough for the most important aspect of your marital health.

  • An athlete doesn’t train one day a week.
  • A student for med school doesn’t study one day a week.
  • A diet doesn’t work if you’re on it only one day a week.
  • You don’t talk to each other only one day a week.
  • You get the idea….

Actively cultivating your spiritual growth as a couple throughout the week will draw you closer together relationally, bring deeper understanding, infuse your marriage with more grace, and increase your satisfaction at every level.  Here are five spiritual practices you can bring into your marriage to grow together spiritually at home:

Growing Together Spiritually At Church

Five reasons church matters to your marriage

“Church is optional. If church fits in our schedule, if it’s convenient, and we feel like going—-we will try to get to church.” While couples may not actually say those words, their actions and choices reveal their values. This seems to be the growing belief held by couples and families today.